John Stevenson

A funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oxford Junction on Tuesday, July 23, at 10 a.m. Friends may call Monday, July 22, at Lahey and Dawson Funeral Home in Oxford Junction from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be held at the Assumption Catholic Cemetery in Charlotte.

John Stevenson was born Nov. 11, 1936, in Maquoketa, to John and Mary Donley Stevenson. He graduated from Goose Lake High School. On June 9, 1956, John married Marilyn Diedrich at the Catholic Church in Charlotte.

He enjoyed farming for over 60 years.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oxford Junction. He was a 4-H leader and taught area youth farm safety classes, and was a former member of the Lions Club. He also helped start FFA classes in Lost Nation. He loved raising livestock.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Marilyn; children, Vince Stevenson, of Anamosa, Terry (Mary) Stevenson, of Wheatland, Robert (Amy) Stevenson, of Cedar Rapids, Ron Stevenson, of Lost Nation, Richard (Cindy) Stevenson, of Cascade, and Melody (Dave) Siver, of Cedar Rapids; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Mohr, of Green Island, and Marilyn Hoffmann, of Charlotte; a brother, Tom (Kelly) Stevenson, of Maquoketa; and a brother-in-law, Darrell Schmidt, of Fulton, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jimmy; a brother, Arthur; a sister Patricia Schmidt; and two brothers-in-law, Darrel Mohr and Gerald Hoffmann.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family in his honor.

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